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Our School

Aurora White House provides a positive, welcoming learning environment for children aged 5-11 who have experienced difficulties in mainstream settings.

Our specialist teaching staff cater for the full age range of primary pupils, from reception through to older children who are ready to transition to secondary school.

With small class sizes, a fantastic sense of community and exceptional standards of teaching and therapeutic support, our school is designed to promote academic achievement alongside comprehensive physical, social and emotional development.

Personalised learning

We offer personalised learning to every child, delivered both in class and within additional small-group or individual intervention sessions as required. 

Our mixed-year group classes mean that children learn with peers of similar presentation, allowing for learning environments to be better matched to individual needs.

Our bespoke ‘Creativity & Curiosity Curriculum’ employs a flexible model based around the foundation subjects in the National Curriculum.

Integrated therapy

Discrete therapeutic interventions at Aurora White House are delivered by a highly skilled team of clinical staff, whose specialisms include occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, educational psychology and play/art therapy. 

These interventions sit alongside a classroom experience which integrates therapeutic approaches on a one-to-one, small group and whole class basis.

Promoting wellbeing

We place great importance on helping children learn how to manage their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

‘Thrive’ principles and strategies are embedded across the school to encourage social and emotional development. This approach emphasises the importance of positive adult relationships, and makes use of various arts and play-based activities.

All our children have access to an indoor swimming pool, a well-stocked library and a choice of break-out areas, as well as extensive outdoor recreation facilities including a large playing field, a tree house and an abundance of magnificent woodland. This woodland is used throughout the year for our Forest School program. Under the supervision of fully qualified practitioners, children in Forest school sessions are provided with opportunities to play, explore and create across the seasons and in all weathers. 

Raising expectations

We value the unique contribution each individual can make in society and are committed to helping every child fulfil their potential.

We combine this ambition with a positive approach to behaviour management, encouraging the development of a strong sense of identity while promoting effective interaction with others.

By raising individual expectations, we empower children to make meaningful choices at every stage of their lives.

Open Mornings

We offer Open Mornings throughout the school year.  This is an opportunity to visit the school and wider site as part of a small group escorted by either a member of the SEND team or a Senior colleague.  The Open Mornings take place during term time so that you are able to see the school day in progress.  For more information and to book a place (all places must be pre-booked) please email in the first instance.